Kaapzicht Merlot 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 13.76 %vol
pH - 3.42
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Mineral


Tasting Notes

A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs and liquorice combines with savoury elements of tar, soy, new leather, and black olives. Some dusty, sweet Eucalypt notes are drowned out by the wine’s sheer concentration. Pronounced, fine, dry tannins justify aerating the wine, and further bottle ageing of 3-8 years. A serious, full-bodied expression of cultivar.


Ageing Potential

Enjoy the rich ripe fruits immediately or cellar for 2 – 4 years to allow more development and integration.


Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Delicious served with Osso Bucco or other rich Italian dishes.


In The Vineyard

Vines planted in Estcourt type, weathered topsoil on a layer of granite, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
Yield: of 7 –8 ton per HA


About The Harvest

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25ºB).

In The Cellar

Fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the Merlot underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Merlot 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2000 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1999 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 1998 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Merlot 2017 Danie Steytler Merlot

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